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VIkingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Vintage Car Club show draws big crowd
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
History Live! under way at Runestone Museum
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
A chance to ride
Bursting onto the scene: Alex eighth-grader finishes off impressive trap season with big final shoot
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Reducing some rough fish
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
June 8, 2016
Library kicks off summer reading opportunities
The Douglas County Library is starting to heat up for the summer. Our staff is enjoying the return of the summer patrons, fresh from their winter abodes. We also share the excitement of the students in our area, who are ready for a fun, adventurous and well-read summer, and their...
Life / Library
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 2, 2016
First Douglas County Library Edible Book Festival a success!
The first Edible Book Festival at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria was a success, according to organizers. Twenty-three entires came...
April 2, 2016 - 5:19pm
February 3, 2016
Library Column: Come together for this year's Community Read
It’s Community Read Month! This year, Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger is the Community Read selection. Everyone is encouraged to read the book, discuss it with friends and family, and attend sponsored events. Ordinary Grace, published in 2013 and set in 1961, is the story...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 27, 2016
Deadline nears for library board position
The deadline for applying for an open position on the Douglas County Library Board is this Friday, Jan. 29, at noon. The governing body of the library is composed of seven members appointed by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners from recommendations submitted by the current...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
LIBRARY: New DVD display, holiday card exchange debut at library
I love working at the Douglas County Library. Every day brings new excitement and new challenges. Seeing and interacting with our patrons is my favorite part of the job. Whatever we do is ultimately to benefit, enrich, inform and entertain the citizens of Douglas County and the library...
Life / Library
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Meet the author
Author John Warner will sign his book, Every Foreign Land on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Every...
Life / faith
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
Douglas County Library has much to offer
Challenge: Close your eyes and picture a library. What do you see? I’m guessing you might see books, shelves, happy faces and helpful librarians. If you are a computer user, you might see the computers. If you are a parent, you may see stacks upon stacks of children’s books. Your...
Life / Library
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
YOU ASKED: Why does the library need video surveillance?
Everyone has seen them in one establishment or another: the signs warning patrons that there is video surveillance and they may be on camera. However,...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
Douglas County Library offers winter services
As fall turns to winter, the Douglas County Library is prepared to serve your seasonal informational, recreational and cultural needs. Our shelves are always full with new books, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines. We buy as many bestsellers, critically-acclaimed gems and unique and interesting...
Life / Library
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
For the Record
MEETINGS ALEXANDRIA PLANNING COMMISSION MONDAY, JUNE 15 Meeting in Alexandria City Council chambers: 1. 7:00 p.m. – Public hearing: Conditional Use Permit for Paul Carlsen on behalf of Lund Manufacturing to allow open and outdoor storage and display of docks, boat lifts and...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
Carnegie building is sold
A sold sign recently went up at a landmark Alexandria building – the Carnegie building, which once housed the Douglas County Library. When...
News / region
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
September 2, 2014
Douglas County Library to go offline on Wednesday
The Douglas County Library will be offline tomorrow, Wednesday, September 3. The Viking Library System, which includes the Douglas County Library, is upgrading its computer network to better serve its patrons. This upgrade will require the cables and connections that bring the...
September 2, 2014 - 4:48pm
August 13, 2014
The Friends of the Library, a nonprofit organization that supports the Douglas County Library in Alexandria, hosted its annual used book sale...
News / region
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am